Well, we had a GREAT time at the Leon Day 100th Birthday party on Saturday, October 29, at the Babe Ruth Museum. You can see part of Dr. Bob's speech in the link below. Thanks to the hard work of Michelle Freeman and her group of friends and family that pulled this off, we were able to honor our old friend, the Negro League legend, Leon Day, who finally made it into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995, just six days before he died. Thank you to the Baltimore Sun, and especially to Dan Rodricks for his column and podcast, and to Mary McCauley for her terrific article in the Baltimore Sun, and to Karl Merton Ferron for his very touching video included as part of that article online. Thanks to them we had close to a hundred people turn out and enjoy birthday cake and baseball stories and snacks and participate in our silent auction and sales table where we raised even more money for the West Baltimore youth baseball leagues. Keeping alive the integrity and grit and resilience of the old Negro Baseball Leagues and inspiring that sportsmanship in a new generation. More information at LeonDayFoundation.org. We highly recommend you support this worthy foundation.
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